G Suite vs. Office 365: Which Is Best for Your Business? | Business News Daily

Microsoft and Google are locked in a colossal battle to rule your business productivity. Office 365 and G Suite both are excellent, cloud-based toolkits that can ensure your team collaborates and stays in sync.

But unless you’re drowning in cash or just like redundancy, you only need one. Which is the right choice? Each offers distinct advantages. Here’s a breakdown of both products to make the decision easier.

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For Western Union, Refugees and Immigrants Are the Ultimate Market | Bloomberg

Early in the summer of 2014, executives at Western Union offices around the globe began to notice something strange. The world’s largest money transfer company, Western Union Co. processes 31 transactions a second, and the money moves in distinct regional and seasonal patterns, like ocean currents or highway traffic. When disruptions occur or new patterns emerge, a knowledgeable observer can spot history unfolding in real time: The volume of transfers reflects the ebb and flow of nations’ economic growth and the vacillations of commodity markets. Natural disasters show up as sudden influxes of cash.

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Brexit talks: U.K. and EU begin divorce negotiations | CNN Money

Brexit talks are officially underway.

Officials charged with negotiating the first departure of a country from the European Union were in Brussels on Monday to kick off the most consequential series of talks for the U.K. since the end of World War II.

Chief U.K. negotiator David Davis is meeting his EU counterpart, former French foreign minister Michel Barnier, to grapple with a complex set of questions about the future of trade and migration, how much the country must pay to settle its bill with the bloc, and the rights of millions of citizens who have settled in Britain or Europe.

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Fertilize Your Business: Successful Trade Show Ideas and Insights | Getentrepreneurial.com

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity for businesses of all sizes to publicize their products and make new leads. But a bit of prior planning can make all the difference to an average trade show, helping to make it into a success for your business.

If you are planning your next trade show, here are some tips to help you plan for the event so that you can take full advantage of it.

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Do Growth Hacking Tactics Apply to Every Business? [Audio] | Duct Tape Marketing

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “growth hacking?”

Few trendy terms have been more misused and abused by ‘marketers is what I think.

I wrote this piece about growth hacking if you want my take.

For some perspective I turned to someone that I think does understand and correctly apply growth hacking tactics to marketing. In the end, all marketers growth hack a bit, even if all that means is trying new things to engage new customers.

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Amazon is gobbling Whole Foods for a reported $13.7 billion | TechCrunch

Amazon has made a bid to buy Whole Foods in what would be a whopping $13.7 billion deal.

The all-cash acquisition (which includes Whole Foods Market’s net debt), will radically shake up any number of businesses and completely changes the online retail and bricks and mortar landscape.

“Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods, and they make it fun to eat healthy,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and chief executive in a statement. “Whole Foods Market has been satisfying, delighting and nourishing customers for nearly four decades – they’re doing an amazing job and we want that to continue.

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McDonald’s Ends Olympics Deal Three Years Early | BBC News

McDonald’s and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) are ending their long-running sponsorship deal three years early.

The fast food chain said it was “reconsidering all aspects of its International Olympics Committee business” as part of a plan to re-invigorate its business.

The IOC said it understood “that McDonald’s is looking to focus on different business priorities”. The partnership began in 1976.

“For these reasons, we have mutually agreed with McDonald’s to part ways,” said the IOC.

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Startup Growth: 6 Tips to Hiring Your First Employee | The Startup Magazine

Hiring your startup’s first employee is a big step. Apart from the added responsibility, it is a strong indicator that your business finally has attained real merit; someone actually turned down offers to help make your idea work. A new person in your company is dedicating all his time and energy into making sure your startup moves faster, for example promoting the best cheap 1000 ft Cat5e cable.

Picking the wrong person will cost money and time to rectify – things few startups can afford. In some cases, hiring the wrong person can jeopardize chances of a startup succeeding. Follow these simple tips and you get rid of chance during the hiring process.

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All-Girl Engineer Team Invents Solar-Powered Tent for the Homeless | Mashable

As Daniela Orozco picks off excess plastic bordering a 3D-printed box, she recalls how many homeless people she saw on her way to school when she was a high school freshman.

Just one.

Four years later, the number has multiplied. People live on a main thoroughfare near the school, at a nearby park, and below the off-ramps and bridges in her hometown of San Fernando, which is about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. In the San Fernando Valley, homelessness increased 36% to 7,094 people last year, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency’s annual count. Daniela and her friends wanted to help, but giving money wasn’t an option. ”

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How to Undo Bad First Impressions (You Don’t Need a Time Machine to Do So!) | Life Hack

Ah, first impressions. The one thing we can all agree to be nerve-racking. Whether meeting your significant other’s best friend or your potential new boss, we all have experienced the desire to give an excellent first impression. And undoubtedly, we have all experienced the disappointment that comes from failing to do so.

We all know the basics of an introduction. If it’s for a job, you stay true to yourself while also being extremely professional and confident. If it’s to meet someone in your social life, you may want to appear witty and confidant (without trying too hard). But when you have an off day, or just don’t know how to ace the first impression to begin with…what do you do?

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